A sermon on Romans 5:6-11. The love of God contrasted with even the most exalted expressions of human love. God loved us at our worst and how that changes everything.1 Corinthians 6:7-11John 15:9-17 Topics: Totally Sinful Yet Totally Loved, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Baptism using the text of Romans 6:1-4 as well as Acts 2:29-41, Acts 10:34-38 and Acts 19:1-7.This sermon answers these 4 questions:Who is to be baptized?How long should I wait before I'm baptized?What is required of those who desire to be baptized?What does baptism in water do and signify? Topics: Baptism, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermon
A sermon on Romans 5:1-5. There are four ways justification changes how we see things. Once an enemy we are now a friend. We now stand in a state of grace. We rejoice in the hope of sharing Jesus' glory. It changes the way we view suffering and trials.James 1:2-4Hebrews 12:1-13 Topics: Seeing All of Life Differently Because We've Been Justified by Faith, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 4:18-25. What is faith? How does one exercise it to the salvation of one's soul?Genesis 17:15-22Galatians 3:1-9 Topics: e Essence of Faith and the Struggle to Believe, CCBC Sermons, Jeff Evans
A sermon on Romans 4:9-17. The gift of happiness and who it is for. How we make acts that evidence salvation into acts that earn salvation. The "promise is by faith, so that it may be by grace."Galatians 3:1-9Galatians 5:1-6 Topics: The Key to Receiving and Maintaining Happiness, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon by Steve Reall. The Spirit worked in the Old Testament. He worked in the Early Church and he works now. Abba (God our Father, our Daddy) wants us to seek Him and trust in His power.Judges 6:11-17; 7:16-22Galatians 3:2-51 Corinthians 12:7-11, 28Acts 2:16-21 Topics: Trumpets, Torches, Jars of Clay - "Abba's Way", Steve Reall, CCBC Sermon
A sermon on Romans 4:6-8. What is justification? What are the three blessings we experience in justification? Transgressions are forgiven. Sins are covered. The Lord will never count the sin against.Psalm 32:1-5Psalm 130:1-8 Topics: Blessed Is the One Whose Sin Are Forgiven and Covered, Romans 4:6-8, CCBC Sermons, Jeff Evans
A sermon on Romans 4:1-5. The inability to earn salvation is not a new teaching. Paul shows us that it has been true all along even back to Abraham in Genesis.Genesis 15:1-6Hebrews 6:13-20 Topics: Living on Borrowed Credit - the Way It's Always Been!, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 3:27-31. Since we cannot do anything to earn our salvation there is nothing to boast in except in Christ. There are 4 effects of the Gospel's grounding in grace: humility and gratitude, emotional stability, deliverance from prejudice and a proper understanding of the law and its purposes.1 Timothy 1:6-111 Corinthians 1:26-31 Topics: The Gospel: Pride-Killing, Life-Stabilizing, Prejudice-Removing & Law Upholding!, Jeff Evans,...
A sermon on Romans 3:27-31. Since we do nothing to earn our salvation we have no grounds for boasting in anything except Christ. Since the Gospel is grounded in grace we benefit from the following: humility and gratitude, emotional stability, deliverance from prejudice and a proper understanding of the role of the law.1 Timothy 1:6-111 Corinthians 1:26-31 Topics: The Gospel: Pride-Killing, Life-Stabilizing, Prejudice-Removing & Law Upholding, Jeff Evans,...
A sermon on Romans 3:25-26. The cross is the demonstration of both God's justice and His mercy.2 Corinthians 5:14-211 Peter 2:22-25 Topics: Jesus In My Place - When Justice Equals Mercy, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermon
A sermon on Romans 3:21-24. The remedy for a self-righteous spirit. We are saved by Christ who is the object of our faith; we are not saved by 'faith' apart from Christ.Titus 3:3-8Romans 1:!6-17 Topics: The Death of Self-Righteousness & the Gift of Life, in the Death of Jesus, Jeff Evans, CCBC...
A sermon on Romans 3:19-20. The purpose of the law is to show us that we are sinners.Galatians 2:15-21, 3:19-25Note: During the original sermon a video clip was shown. This clip is not included in this audio. The video was an edited version of "The Good Test" by Eternal Productions.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qFPgLLpGYA Topics: The Glorious Gospel Purpose of God's Law!, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 3:9-19. Even though it is not popular it is helpful and a blessing to know that we are all sinners. This way we can respond to it.Psalm 14:1-3Ecclesiastes 7:20 Topics: Leveling the Playing Field: The Advantage of Knowing We Are All Sinners, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 2:25-3:4. In this text Paul deals with people's tendency to overreact. Is there an advantage to Paul's readers being Jewish? Does our unfaithfulness call into question the power and purpose of God's Word and His faithfulness? How can God condemn sinners if their sin (by contrast) helps people see His holiness all the more clearly? Should we do evil if good is the result?Psalm 51:1-12Galatians 2:17-21 Topics: Spiritual Advantages, Not Saving Ordinances, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 2:17-29. Though this is a passage to those who calls themselves Jews it is just as applicable to those who call themselves Christians. Professing Christ without living in His ways causes God's name to be blasphemed and living for the wrong things.Deuteronomy 10:12-22Ezekiel 36:16-32 Topics: Talking the Talk or Walking the Walk and the Experience that Makes the Difference, Jeff Evans, CCBC...
A sermon on Romans 2:12-16. There are those who have never heard of Jesus, if He is the only way to salvation on what basis will these people be judged. Can God still be just?1 Corinthians 4:1-51 Timothy 4:1-8 Topics: But What About Those Who Have Never Heard, CCBC Sermons, Jeff Evans
A sermon on Romans 2:5-11. Is our salvation by works? This passage must be understood in context to answer this question correctly.Ecclesiastes 12:9-14II Corinthians 5:1-10 Topics: Is Salvation By Works?, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A Palm Sunday Sermon on Mark 10:46-52. Jesus is a Savior who is never too busy to minister to us in our need.Luke 18:31-24Mark 11:1-11 Topics: "Pausing for a 'Nobody' on the Way to History's Most Momentous Event", Jeff Evans, CCBC...
A sermon on Romans 2:1-4. We are all sinners, even the self-righteous. We are never accepted simply by sinning less. God's judgement is perfect but ours is imperfect. The key to repentance is God's kindness which we all need to seek and to show.Matthew 7:1-5Luke 7:36-50Luke 18:9-14 Topics: Our Judgement, God's Judgement, and the Mercy that Leads to Repentance
A sermon on Romans 1:28-32. A clarification on the difference between wrath and grace. Eight signs that a person, group or nation has been given over in wrath to depraved thinking and living. Three things this passage teaches in regard to human sin and depravity and its remedy.Galatians 5:16-21Colossians 3:1-11 Topic: Idolatry and the Wrath of Being Given Over to Depraved Thinking and Depraved Living
A second sermon on Romans 1:21-27. In this sermon the following questions are addressed: 1) Are homosexual people born homosexual? 2) Does God condemn same-sex attraction or does He only condemn the sin of engaging in homosexual sin? 3) Can a person who confesses same-sex attraction (but has come to Christ and chosen - because of what he/she finds in the Bible - to abstain from all sexual relations) join the church and serve as a member or even a leader?1 Thessalonians 4:3-8Ephesians 5:3-71... Topics: Idolatry and the Wrath of Being Given Over to Sexual Immorality and to Unnatural Relations Part 2,...
This is a sermon on Romans 1:21-27. How does God's wrath work in relation to our idolatrous misuse of His good gift of sex.1 Corinthians 6:9-11Leviticus 20:7-16 Topics: Idolatry and the Wrath of Being Given Over to Sexual Immorality and to Unnatural Relations Part 1,...
A sermon by guest speaker Pete Falconero. When we have a proper and healthy fear of God we can obey Him without fearing what people think. Psalm 34:8-11Isaiah 41:10-13Isaiah 51:7, 12-16 Topics: Fear of God or Fear of Man: The Idol of Public Opinion, Pete Falconero, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on the benefits of observing the change of years. The reminder that time marches on. The reminder that there is less and less time to get into a right relationship with God. An opportunity for change and how to effectively make true change. Topics: New Years and the Blessing of Marking the Passing of Time, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon by guest speaker Rob Fairbaugh on getting away and being available to hear God's still, small voice. Isaiah 30:15Psalm 37:7Psalm 46:10Psalm 62:1-4Luke 6:12-16Matthew 4:23Luke 5:16 Topics: Time with the Father - Silence and Solitude, Rob Fairbaugh., CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 1:25. This is the final sermon in a series on idols based on Romans 1:21-25. We look at three texts that show us how God breaks the hold of idols in our lives. Isaiah 46:1-13, Matthew 1:22-23 and John 4:1-26. Topics: The Antidote Who Takes Away the Soul's Craving for Idols, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 1:21-25. Do we celebrate Christmas instead of Christ? How does one get rid of idols so he can treasure Christ as he should? We need to break the covenant we make with idols. Five steps we go through in breaking our covenant with idols.Isaiah 8:19-9:7John 1:1-18Psalm 115:8 Topics: Idolatry as the Root of All Sin (#3): Christmas, Covenants, and Deliverance from Idols, Jeff Evans,...
A sermon on Romans 1:21-25. This is a continuing series on idols and reveals three of the key elements to the power idols have over us. Idols spawn intense desires. Idols decieve us. Our identity gets all wrapped up in our idols.Psalm 115:1-8Ezekiel 14:1-5 Topics: Idolatry as the Root of All Sin (#2): Idols, Our Identity, and Freedom through Repentance, Jeff...
A sermon on Romans 1:21-25. Idols are anything - even a good thing - that we love more than we love God. The source of all our sin is our idols.Isaiah 46:1-10Psalm 106:19-23 Topics: Idolatry as the Root of All Sin, Romans 1:21-25, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 1:18-21. Through his creation God has revealed His nature to all on humans. We suppress that truth in our disobedience.Psalm 19:1-6John 3:16-21Acts 18:23 Topics: The Truth Suppressing Affects of Unrighteousness, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 1:18. In a culture bent toward relativism the idea of God's wrath argues toward absolutes. People tend to oppose the idea of the wrath of God because it seems incompatible with His love; because they love sin; because they heard is spoken by someone who enjoyed it too much; because they equate God's anger with uncontrolled human anger and because they heard about it from people with their own glaring sin issues. The truth is that God's wrath is an expression of His love... Topics: The Increasingly Unpopular Truth of God's Wrath against Sin. Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermon
A sermon on Romans 1:16. The Christians in Rome were often shamed for believing in Jesus. Paul encouraged them to not be ashamed because the Gospel has the power to change the lives of those who believe it.1 Corinthians 1:18-252 Timothy 4:1-5 Topics: Unashamed of the Gospel, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 1:8-15. Many believers find that they are taught to believe the gospel until they come to faith and that after they come to faith they must focus on hard work to keep up their faith. But the gospel is true for Christians just as it is for non-Christians. We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus' finished work.1 Corinthians 2:1-5Colossians 2:1-13 Topics: Preaching the Gospel to Unbelievers, Other Believers and Ourselves, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 1:7. What a difference it would make in the lives of believers if they remembered that they were loved by God, called to be a saint and have received the gifts of grace and peace.Galatians 2:20Ephesians 5:1-2Colossians 3:12-142 Thessalonians 2:!3 Topics: The Four Truths About Believers That We Must Always Remember, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 1:2-6. Jesus is the focus of all Scripture. He is BOTH fully God and fully human. We do all for the sake of HIS name. True faith in Him produces the fruit of obedience to Him. Being among those who are "the called" or "the called ones" - belonging to Jesus.Philippians 3:7-14Luke 24:13-27 Topics: The Good News of the Gospel - Who and NOT What, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermon
A sermon on the last part of Romans 1:1. Paul tells us that he is set apart to preach the Gospel of God. This clear purpose helps him have focus, passion and zeal.Romans 12:1-132 Corinthians 5:6-10 Topics: The Blessing of Knowing Who We Are and What We're Called to Do (Part 3), Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
One of our missionaries, Ted Rabenold, shares with us that we as Christians should make a positive impact in building God's kingdom by using our gifts and abilities.Revelation 5:9-14John 14:12 Topics: The Ripple Effect, Ted Rabenold, CCBC Sermons, 2015 Missions Conference
A sermon on one phrase of Romans 1:1. What was Paul's calling? What is our calling? Are we ready to submit to it?1 Corinthians 15:1-11Jeremiah 1:4-10Galatians 1:11-24 Topics: The Blessing of Knowing Who We Are and What We're Called to Do (Part 2), CCBC sermon, Jeff Evans
The beginning of a sermon series on the book of Romans. This sermon is on Romans 1:1a. Paul tells us who he is by telling us his nick-name, Paul, as his real name is Saul. Paul also tells us he is a slave to Jesus and that makes him glad.Jeremiah 1:4-10Acts 22:1-21 Topics: The Blessing of Knowing Who We Are and What We're Called to Do (Part 1), Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
In August of 2015 Pastor Jeff Evans took a hike to the top of Mt. Katahdin in Maine. Along the way he learned some lessons that are applicable in our spiritual life. 1) Train yourself appropriately. 2) Make sure you have a worthwhile goal to help you persevere. 3) Keep your eyes fixed on the trail ahead of you. 4) Don't let that goal be your life goal.Exodus 24:12-18Numbers 20:22-28a1 Kings 19:1-13 Topics: The Lessons of the Mountain, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
The third sermon in a series of three on "A Magnificent Christ" by Shawn Evans (no relation to Jeff Evans). This sermon is "The Call to Unity - in Love / Exalting Christ". Ephesians 4:1-6Philippians 2:1-13Colossians 3:12-17 Topics: A Magnificent Christ - Part Three, Shawn Evans, CCBC Sermons
This sermon is by Shawn Evans not Jeff Evans (no relation).This sermon continues to show the riches of God's grace wrapped up in Christ. This week they include Righteousness (perfection and obedience), Rabbi (Lord and teacher), Reason (power and purpose) and Rock (foundation and anchor).Philippians 3 with 2 Peter 1:3-11 and Hebrews 5:7-6:3 Topic: A Magnificent Christ - Part 2
This sermon is by Shawn Evans not Jeff Evans (no relation). This sermon is a call to remember that believers will experience Christ into eternity. This is the first of three sermons that list 10 things that are wrapped up in Christ that are the riches of God's grace.The first three are Revelation (truth and light), Redemption (deliverance and reconciliation) and Ransom (payment and propitiation).Ephesians 1 & 2 with Colossians 1:15-20 and Hebrews 9:11-15 Topics: A Magnificent Christ, Shawn Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on James 5:19-20. In what way will a "saved" person suffer "death" if they never return? There is a warning and a promise to the wandering believer.Luke 15:1-71 Timothy 2:1-7 Topics: Our Duty to the Straying: Love Them Enough to Seek Their Moral or Spiritual Restoration, Jeff...